Magazine article New Internationalist

I'm a New Internationalist

Magazine article New Internationalist

I'm a New Internationalist

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In 1995, I was studying a politics course on 'Alternative Development Strategies' at graduate school in the Netherlands. The submission date for my thesis topic was looming, but I was struggling to find inspiration. Then I encountered New Internationalist. The magazine clearly illustrated the world in a way the mainstream media failed to do. I realized I needed to shiftmy focal point, that development work is not just about changing things in the Global South. Rather, there was plenty of work to be done to shiftthe way we do things in the North.

The final title for my thesis was 'Ambivalent Messages - Development Education and Attitudes of Northern People'. I followed it through with action: in 2001, I joined a team publishing a Japanese edition of New Internationalist. …

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